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Monoprice Monolith M1060 and M560 Planar Headphones

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by wordfool, Sep 13, 2016.
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  1. jotaku
    PC or Samsung Galaxy S8 through Oppo HA-2 or Audio-GD NFB 11.28 DAC/AMP.
     
  2. Brainiac9000
    I'm using the following at any given time.

    Portable Amps:
    Monolith THX AAA Portable Amp
    Fiio Q1. Mk.1
    Fiio A3

    Desktop Amps:
    Aune X7s
    DarkVoice 336SE

    DAC:
    SMSL Sanskrit 6th

    They sound great over any clean source and respond well to EQ.
     
  3. OldDude04
    I use my Grace SDAC to my Emotiva BASX A-100 Amp, sounds incredible. I don't take them out of the house so I don't have a portable set up.
     
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  4. theangelboy
    I second this! My M1060 (modded with vegans + 3D printed grilles) sound really good out of my BasX A-100. It also sounds quite good from my IFI iCAN SE.
     
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  5. J-Fly
    FiiO E17 Alpen Mk2
     
  6. sixstringmonk
    I've only had the m1060s for a couple days so it's too early to tell if they will be fatiguing. I don't think I'm getting any of the infamous 5K "ringing", but I am not sure because there doesn't seem to be a good / objective description of it that people agree on in this thread. I do think they are a little harsher in that frequency range than my HD6XXs, but it's not a showstopper for me because I enjoy the overall sound signature so far.

    Schiit Jotunheim with Multibit DAC. I'm using the stock cable with the 1060s. I'm still looking into balanced cable options.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2018
  7. OldDude04
    I can't recommend Periapt cables enough. I've gotten a few cables from them now and they have been fantastic, plus they don't break the bank. HERE is a link to a 7ft dual 2.5mm to 4pin XLR cable from them.
     
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  8. timb5881
    Usually the Burson Play or the Schiit Vali 3
     
  9. ArgBoston
    I was looking at chifi headphones and noticed a manufacturer called tendo had 3d renders of headphones that looked like the m560.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2018
  10. Pahani
    Also using Mimby/Jot with my M1060s. Have Audeze pads and paper towel mod. Here's the Balanced M1060 (1st Gen) cable I got:
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/524224053/infinity-series-monolith-m1060-cable?ref=reviews
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2018
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  11. sman789
    At home, PC with M-AudioTransit Pro DAC connected to a Matrix M-Stage HPA-1 headphone amp.

    If I'm in an office and not using earbuds, a DX80 connected to a Topping NX-1.
     
  12. ArgBoston
    Monoprice currently has 10% off on orders over $100 at the moment. You can get open box M1060s for $178.19 with promo code "AMAZON10"
     
  13. shahkhan
    Whats the risk of having an open box m1060? Has someone buyone?
     
  14. shahkhan
    Can you please give link of usd 178 deal you mentioned above?
     
  15. ArgBoston
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